2012 Lanai (HI) Mouflon Sheep Hunting Season

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2012 Lanai (HI) Mouflon Sheep Hunting Season

Post by 308Mike » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:58 am

From their website:
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE
2012 LANAI MOUFLON SHEEP HUNTING SEASON


The State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that application forms for the 2012 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Hunting Season, together with instruction sheets, are available at all Division of Forestry and Wildlife Offices Statewide. It is imperative that hunter applicants obtain and pay particular attention to the hunt instruction sheet and addendum for more changes in the application process.

Pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123,”Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting” (§ 13-123-4) the following special conditions and procedures will be in effect for this hunt:

The 2012 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Season will consist of three (3) hunts:

The Archery Only Hunt will be held over eight (8) consecutive days, beginning July 28, 2012 and ending on August 4, 2012.

The Muzzleloading Hunt will be conducted for two (2) consecutive Weekends (Saturday and Sunday), August 11 and 12, 2012 and August 18 and 19, 2012.

The General Rifle Hunt will be held over nine (9) consecutive Weekends (Saturday and Sunday), beginning on August 25, 2012 and ending on October 21, 2012.

Hunter assistants will only be allowed to accompany hunters who are senior citizens (age 65 or older) or disabled. Hunter assistants must possess a valid hunting license and hunter assistant certificate for Lanai, available only at the Lanai DOFAW office at the time of hunter check in. The bag limit for the 2012 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Season will be two (2) Mouflon sheep (one (1) ewe and one (1) either sex) per hunter per season. Hunters will be issued a ewe tag at the time of check in and are required to harvest a ewe before being issued an either sex tag (This must be verified by a representative of the Department of Land and Natural Resources).

There will be no lottery drawing of permits conducted for the Archery Only Hunt and no limit on the number of archers who will be allowed to participate. However, interested archers must apply for this hunt by submitting an application for a permit. Hunters participating in the Archery Only Hunt will be allowed to apply for and participate in either the Muzzleloading Hunt or the General Rifle Hunt lotteries. Archery hunters may check in on the Friday preceding the first day of the Archery Only Hunt or daily during the hunt between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to validate permits and receive their tags. The hunter check station will also be open from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. from Saturday, July 29 - Friday August 3, 2012 to accommodate hunters wanting to receive the either sex tag. All archery hunters must check-out of the hunting area daily and report their take or their intent to hunt the next day providing their tags remain unfilled.

Participation in the Muzzleloading Hunt and General Rifle Hunt will be assigned by lottery drawing. Interested hunters may apply for either the Muzzleloading Hunt Lottery or the General Rifle Hunt Lottery, but may NOT apply for BOTH.Applications for all hunts may be submitted in-person or mailed, to the Maui Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office, 54 So. High St., Rm 101, Wailuku HI 96793. Lanai residents
only are to mail or deliver their applications to the Lanai Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office at 917 Fraser Ave., P.O. Box 630661, Lanai City, HI 96763. The DEADLINE for submitting applications will be 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2012. Interested hunters are encouraged to submit their application well before the application deadline to insure proper processing.

The public drawing to assign a going status, and if necessary, to establish stand-by positions for the Muzzleloading Hunt lottery will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the State Building in Wailuku, Maui. A simultaneous drawing will be held at the Lanai Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office for Lanai residents. Following these drawings at both locations, the public drawing to assign a going status, and if necessary, to establish stand-by positions for the General Rifle Hunt lottery will be held at 12:00 noon. Hunters who have been assigned a stand-by number will be allowed to replace no-show hunters that do not check in on their assigned hunting date.

All eligible Muzzleloader and General Rifle participants must check in either on the Friday preceding their assigned hunting date between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. or on Saturday or Sunday between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Forestry and Wildlife Office in Lanai City to acquire their tags. Stand-by hunters must be present at the Lanai City, Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office at 6 p.m. on the Friday prior to their assigned hunting date to be eligible to replace no-show hunters. The hunter check station will also be opened on Saturdays 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. throughout the muzzleloader and general rifle hunts to accommodate hunters wanting to receive the either sex tag. Once each hunter fills their bag limit, they will not be eligible to participate for the remainder of the 2012 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Season. Both Hunting Unit 1 and 2 will be open to Archery, Muzzleloading, and General Rifle Hunts.

Additional details for this season are available at the Division of Forestry and Wildlife Offices at the following telephone numbers:
Oahu: 587-0166
Maui: 984-8100
Hawaii: 974-4221(Hilo)
Molokai: 553-1745
Kauai: 274-3433
Lanai: 565-79163
POLITICIANS & DIAPERS NEED TO BE CHANGED OFTEN AND FOR THE SAME REASON

A person properly schooled in right and wrong is safe with any weapon. A person with no idea of good and evil is unsafe with a knitting needle, or the cap from a ballpoint pen.

I remain pessimistic given the way BATF and the anti gun crowd have become tape worms in the guts of the Republic. - toad

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